BackgroundThe foundation is the region's first charity fund and was established in August 2001.
MissionThe mission of the fund is the pooling of resources among state, business and nonprofit sectors of the economy of the Saratov region in order to deliver effective solutions solution to social problems and improve quality of life.
Geographic focusSaratov Region, Russia
Programme areasThe foundation is active in two key areas: social affairs and culture, and annually organises a regional competition for projects from these areas in addition to financing projects by non-profit organisations. In addition, the foundation provides information, organisational and financial support for cultural activities including competitions, festivals and art exhibitions.
Support is also given to victims of the conflict in South Ossetia, including rehabilitation services for children in the best resorts on the bank of the Volga river. The foundation has also purchased furniture, computers and medical equipment for South Ossetian schools.